Join Alan Burchell, our Director of Outdoor Programs and a Wulff-certified fly fishing instructor, to hone your trout fishing or fly casting skills—whether you're an avid or casual participant. In addition, float trips are offered throughout the summer. Read more about our trips and classes, explore popular fly fishing packages or call The Lodge at (800) 742-6717 for more information.

Half-Day Wade Trip / $195

A four-hour guided wade trip on private sections of the Linville River. Includes fly rod rental, waders, flies, and rod fee for stream access—plus tips on improving your roll cast and more. You're welcome to bring your own gear, but remember to use barbless hooks, as we're strictly catch-and-release. 


Full-Day Float Trip / $425

We’ll take two anglers to the South Holston or the Watauga River for a beautiful day of tail-water fishing. Includes all equipment, a shore lunch, beverages, and transportation.

Fly Fishing Lessons/ $60 per hour

Whether you seek basic casting instruction, knot tying, fly selection, and catch-and-release how-tos, to more advanced techniques such as improving casting distance and accuracy, our instructors can help. Further guidance in alternative casts, advanced knot tying and fly presentation is also available.

Rental Equipment

Fishing equipment and other accessories will be available to members and guests of The Lodge on a daily or multi-day rental plan. Rods and reels as well as other fishing gear are available for purchase on a special-order basis.

Fly fishing rods and reels/$20 per day
Waders and boots/$20 per day